Resumes & Curriculum Vitaes
Resumes and Curriculum Vitaes, also known as CVs, are documents that summarize and highlight education, experiences, and activities relevant to career goals. A well-constructed resume documents skills and helps convince an employer about skills and qualifications for the job or internship. A CV documents graduate research and teaching experience as well as publications and presentations. The resume and CV are usually the gateway to an interview.
Resumes should be:
- One page to impress prospective employers with what you have learned and accomplished while at UNC, although graduate students' resumes may be longer.
- A targeted document that helps reviewers clearly see the value you will bring to the organization/program.
- Updated regularly.
A CV is similar to a resume because it provides an overview of professional and educational experience. The difference between the two primarily lies in content and purpose. A CV is more appropriate for graduate students or professionals applying for teaching and research positions.
To ensure your resume is on target, have it reviewed by scheduling an appointment.